Insider tips for the week of Feb. 11, 2019

The 3 secrets to getting into your dream school – How do you get into a school like MIT? Chris Peterson, assistant director of admissions, shares a wonderful perspective from the college side. Please share this important read with your child and thank you to Kevin McMullin of CollegeWise for highlighting his advice.


Straight talk from college admissions officers to parents – Brennan Barnard collected candid advice to share with you. While some of it may be hard to stomach, it is valuable to get an insider perspective from the other side of the desk. Check out the article in the Washington Post.


Stop stressing about picking the right major – In an interview with Lynn O’Shaughnessy, career expert Jane Horowitz says that in most cases, the academic major that students select is not nearly as important as the skills that they acquire and identify while they are in college. Focus less on the major and more on making sure that your child develops the skills that employers highly value. You can watch the full video interview here.


College fair do’s and don’tsCheck out this goofy 3 min video full of terrific nuggets and share with your child before you attend your next college fair.